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    UPDATE:  A Note from the Superintendent

    March 19, 2020

     Brinnon Families and Community,

    These are challenging times for all of us.  The Brinnon School District has a commitment to the following:

    • Providing breakfast and lunch for community members aged 18 and under. These meals are being delivered on our bus routes.
    • Providing daycare for healthcare workers and first responders.
    • We are also striving to provide daycare for families who would otherwise be unable to go to work.
    • Providing learning opportunities for students. Many of our families have limited or poor internet access.  Our current plan is to provide learning opportunities every Monday for students.  Those envelopes, which will contain a week of activities, will come to you on the meal bus routes or will be delivered by a staff member or through the mail.  The envelopes will be picked up the following Monday on the meal routes as new envelopes are delivered.  There will also be a drop box at the front door of the school if you wish to return your work envelopes there.  The activities are designed to include things your student can do independently as the health of your family permits.  They are not required, but we encourage you to use these activities to keep you students engaged in learning.
    • Special education updates will be coming.

    We plan to have phones answered from 9:00 – 12:00 Monday through Friday.  The staff will be checking email daily as well.

    Please contact the school at 360-796-4646 or email me at pbeathard@bsd46.org if you have any questions, need any of the services listed above or there is any other way the school district can support you.

     

     Patricia Beathard - Superintendent


    Brinnon educators tapped for award

    Posted Wednesday, June 5, 2019 3:00 am

    Kirk Boxleitner
    kboxleitner@ptleader.com

    The Brinnon School is one of more than 200 schools statewide, but the only school district in Jefferson County, to be recognized for its growth and achievement as part of an initiative to reward schools with low achievement that are rapidly improving.

    The new Washington School Improvement Framework puts a spotlight on schools that are making progress in closing opportunity gaps among student groups.

    “The new way we measure success is aligned with our mission, vision, values and commitment to equity,” said Chris Reykdal, superintendent of Public Instruction for the state. “Sixty-five percent of schools receiving awards this year have not been recognized in the previous three recognition cycles.”

    Recognized schools measure within the top 20 percent on the Washington School Improvement Framework measures and are making “significant” progress closing gaps among student groups.

    “There is incredible work happening in our schools every day,” Reykdal said. “Accompanied by unprecedented levels of support at the state level and a relentless focus on data, schools are viewing continuous improvement like they never have before. The educators, students and families of recognized schools have a lot to be proud of.”

    Brinnon School District Superintendent Patricia Beathard attributed much of Brinnon’s successes on this front to its staff’s efforts to create a “positive and productive” culture of learning, by examining all aspects of the school day, no matter how minor, to try and ensure each one would contribute to such a culture.

    These measures range from simple steps, such as making sure students have adequate supervision during their breakfasts, lunches, outdoor periods and dismissals, to building schedules designed to maximize student learning time.

    “We maintain high expectations for student behavior, and provide a variety of positive rewards for good attendance and behavior,” Beathard said. “It’s part of our mission to develop positive relationships with our students, parents, and community.”

    To that end, the Brinnon School’s recently forged partnership with 4-H for after-school programs was funded by several donors, including Jefferson Healthcare, to help keep students active, healthy and engaged.

    The Brinnon School likewise coordinates with the YMCA to provide full-day summer school for all students who wish to attend, which was extended and expanded this year, thanks to another round of funding from their partners at Jefferson Healthcare.

    This year’s Brinnon Summer School is slated to run eight weeks, with new features such as art instruction, field trips and outdoor activities, while still offering a strong focus on both reading and math.

    And while county-funded counseling has already been put into place at other school districts, Beathard noted the program is new for Brinnon, where it’s funded counseling through one-tenth of 1% of the sales tax.

    “Our early release Fridays allow time for staff collaboration and planning, and all our classrooms have instructional support staff,” Beathard said. “This allows our teachers to incorporate small-group instruction to address learning at the appropriate instructional levels, and we have a truly excellent staff.”

    As part of its focus on math and writing for improvement, the Brinnon School has adopted a new math curriculum that Beathard described as “complex and comprehensive.”


    Alternative Learning Environment

    • Do you want to teach your child at home?
    • Do you want your child to have a part-time school schedule, while learning at home part of the time?
    • Would you like to have your teaching materials provided at no cost?
    • Would your child enjoy participating in field trips, assemblies, and other school activities while you teach at home?
    • If the answer is yes to any of these questions, the Brinnon School District Alternative Learning Program might be perfect for your family.
    • Call 360-796-4646 for more information

    Brinnon School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

    Title IX Coordinator/Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
    Patricia Beathard/Superintendnet
    46 Schoolhouse Rd
    360-796-4646
    Email: pbeathard@bsd46.org

    Section 504/ADA Coordinator
    Britney Edwards/Special Education Teacher
    46 Schoolhouse Rd
    360-796-4646
    Email: bedwards@bsd46.org


     In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov.
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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  • Parents and Brinnon Community Members: 

    We are delivering meals to student bus stops daily between 10am and 11am. If you originally declined meals, but would now like to receive them, please call the school and we can add you to our delivery run. We are serving students in our district 18 years old and younger.


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